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Monday, November 12, 2018

Cuckoo at the Soho Theatre: “These characters are not narrow souls” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Lisa Carroll leads the way as our party vacate the packed Theatre Deli in Finsbury Avenue. We climb a winding staircase, the pallid concrete matching that of the high-rise office blocks rubb…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Indhu Rubasingham: “We are in dark times and this is the antidote to that” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

It seems that the whole world is demanding the attention of Indhu Rubasingham. In her office at the peak of the Kiln Theatre, the Artistic Director sits with a coffee cup in one hand and her…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Review: Sundowning at Tristan Bates Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Spots of time: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews a visually evocative production of Nessa Muthy's new play about caring for a relative with dementia The post Review: Sundowning at Tristan Bate…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Niamh Cusack: “The Macbeths are flesh and blood, they’re not monsters” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

On the terrace of the Barbican Centre, the wind blows decisively. The sky shifts, throwing shadows over the sun in unpredictable waves. Niamh Cusack brings the material of her cardigan close…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Emma Rice: “I still feel like a struggling artist full of dreams and doubts!” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts has a natter over email with Emma Rice, former Artistic Director of The Globe about her new company, Wise Children, passion for touring and the clowning schools of Pa…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Review: 17c at The Old Vic by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Invisible women: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews Annie-B Parson's feminist dance response to Samuel Pepys' Diary The post Review: 17c at The Old Vic appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Review: The Point of Echoes at The Place by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A frozen horizon: Josephine Balfour-Oatts writes on a dance-theatre piece about life on a remote lighthouse. The post Review: The Point of Echoes at The Place appeared first on Exeunt Magazi…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Feature: Deafinitely Theatre do Sarah Kane: “It has our own soul in it” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Paula Garfield’s hands make perfect sense. They move swiftly, phonology flying about our circle. As one of the founders of the award-winning company Deafintely Theatre, she has helped to c…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Feature: Bringing the Brontë Sisters to the Stage by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

The legacy of the Brontë family is arguably one of rebellion. Spearheaded by the eldest, Charlotte, the three sisters are rooted firmly in British history. With their literary works crystal…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Review: Dust at Trafalgar Studios by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Painful fluency: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews Milly Thomas's play about the aftermath of suicide. The post Review: Dust at Trafalgar Studios appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Feature: Victoria Cano: “We are taught that assault can only be one way” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Three years ago, Victoria Cano became a victim of sexual assault. Or at least, she thought she did. At the The post Feature: Victoria Cano: “We are taught that assault can only be one …

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Feature: Mighty Pen Theatre: “An important time for autistic representation” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

“I think we’ve always been telling this story.” Cait O’Sullivan muses. Her sister Maeve nods, “for years it was kind The post Feature: Mighty Pen Theatre: “An important time …

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Review: Sacrifice at Soho Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Lab rats: Performed by eight drama school graduates from outside London, Andrew Muir's play explores the struggle to make it in the capital. The post Review: Sacrifice at Soho Theatre appear…

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Review: Sacrifice at the Soho Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Like Friends, filmed on the Moon: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews a new work about student debt and urban living costs. The post Review: Sacrifice at the Soho Theatre appeared first on Exeun…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: Exit the King at National Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A disordered kingdom: Ionesco's play is an absurd meditation on mortality. The post Review: Exit the King at National Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Review: The Lehman Trilogy, National Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

The skyline wraps around an office made of glass. It is metallic, this monochrome image. A force so great that The post Review: The Lehman Trilogy, National Theatre appeared first on A Young…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: Flesh and Bone at Soho Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A dance, of sorts: Unpolished Theatre's surging, feverish show explores East End working class experience. The post Review: Flesh and Bone at Soho Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Review: A 24 Decade History of Popular Music: The First Act, Barbican Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

It begins with an apology. An act of taking responsibility for the wrongdoings of our ancestors, namely for the oppression The post Review: A 24 Decade History of Popular Music: The First Ac…

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Review: An Octoroon, Dorfman Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Two timelines collide in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octaroon, the impact of which has produced devastating results. Organised within the framework The post Review: An Octoroon, Dorfman The…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review: The Yellow Wallpaper, Clapham Omnibus by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A single hand ghosts beneath the wallpaper. It is a lurid, offensive yellow, and full of secrets known only by The post Review: The Yellow Wallpaper, Clapham Omnibus appeared first on A Youn…

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Review: Act and Terminal 3 at the Print Room by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

'Comforting and clinical textures': Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews Anthony Neilson's production of two plays by Lars Norén. The post Review: Act and Terminal 3 at the Print Room appeared …

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Together at the Colab Factory by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Both stimulated and disinterested: Factory Irregular's devised show doesn't offer its audience a hand to hold. The post Review: Together at the Colab Factory appeared first on Exeunt Magazin…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review: SHOW, Lyric Hammersmith by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Dry ice hugs the small of the back and the tip of the tongue. Darkness falls. The air is captured The post Review: SHOW, Lyric Hammersmith appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: The Paper Traveller, Battersea Library by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Written and directed by Marie Klimis, The Paper Traveller is an immersive theatre project made specifically for libraries. The production The post Review: The Paper Traveller, Battersea Libr…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Review: 4.48 Psychosis, Lyric Hammersmith by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Clarity visits Sarah Kane between 4:48 and 6am, staying for a brief time before abandoning her in the dark. She The post Review: 4.48 Psychosis, Lyric Hammersmith appeared first on A Younger…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York’s Theatre  by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

As enjoyable as a light breeze in mid- July: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews David Hare's play about the founding of Glyndebourne The post Review: The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York&#…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Review: The Way of The World, Donmar Warehouse by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Following his hypnotic revival of Roots in 2013, James MacDonald returns to the Donmar Warehouse to direct William Congreve’s The Way of The World. The production premiered in March 1700, …

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Review: Beginners, Unicorn Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Written and directed by renowned theatre-maker Tim Crouch, Beginners treads the threshold between childhood and adulthood from the stage of the Unicorn Theatre. Famed for his experimental ap…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: Misty, Shepherds Bush Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Written and performed by Arinzé Kene, Misty blends spoken word, live art, direct address and gig theatre in an attempt to challenge the expectations surrounding the event of storytelling. …

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review: Things That Do Not C(o)unt, Waterloo East Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

production that explores themes of body positivity and female sexuality. Partly autobiographical, the piece spans three generations of women whose struggle to take ownership over their bodie…

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Review: Face In / Let’s Talk About Dis, Sadler’s Wells by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

This March, acclaimed contemporary dance company Candoco return to Sadler’s Wells with a double bill: Face In and Let’s Talk About Dis. Founded in 1991 by Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE and…

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